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Old 07-27-2014, 02:37 PM
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Well, with NFL training camps in full swing, it's that time again for our 6th annual MU Fantasy Football League!

I set the live draft date for Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30 PM. I hope we can get mostly if not all members to participate in it, but I know that no date will work for everyone. Hopefully the advanced notice will help. If you guys have a problem with this date/time then if could possibly be changed to a Saturday or Sunday morning ONLY. We MUST decide on that ASAP though because I know from years past that draft days/times get filled up fast and your left without a choice.

As we have done in the past, the members who have participated every year since the begining will have an automatic spot in this years league unless they choose not to participate. That includes myself and the following 6 people:

1. TheWanderer
2. Konky
3. Drew
4. simplygriff
5. thebubba
6. that7guy

*If your screen name is mentioned above, I will send you a private message with the league invite. I can't send it via your e-mail like I did last year because everyone's e-mail is hidden from me seeing.

That leaves 3 spots open for other MU forum members. Before you join the league there are a few things you should know.

1) $5 buy in for each person. The winner of the league takes home $45 and the runner up gets their money back. If you haven't paid your dues by August 23rd the next person in line will take your spot

2) You have to have a minimum of 500 posts on Motoring Underground to participate.

3) This is a head-to-head scoring league that is played on Yahoo Fantasy Sports. You need a valid Yahoo account (e-mail), but it is free and easy to set one up if you don't already have one. We will participate in Yahoo's Live Draft on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30 PM. Our regular season ends after week 14 with the last 3 weeks (15-17) as the playoffs for the top 6 out of 10 teams. Knowing all this, if you are not going to actively participate please do NOT sign up!



MU Fantasy Football Champions
2009 - simplygriff
2010 - TheWanderer
2011 - TheWanderer
2012 - The Bubbarazzis
2013 - 98LowRanger
2014 - ?
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:48 PM
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Here is an outline on how our league is setup and any changes in the scoring/settings to this year are noted in red.

1) Fantasy football league is setup through Yahoo. You need a valid Yahoo account (e-mail), but it is free and easy to set one up if you don't already have one.

2) This is a head-to-head scoring league.

3) We have a live draft on Yahoo in late August. If you can't participate Yahoo will draft the best remaining players for you.

4) Our league has 10 teams total. 6 of those spots will be offered to the 6 people who have participated the past 5 years first. Any remaining spots will be open to any member with a minimum of 500 posts on MU.

5) There is a $5 buy in to participate. Winner of course gets $45 of the buy in $ with 2nd place getting their $5 back.

6) Our season starts on week 1 and ends after week 14 with the last 3 weeks (15-17) as the playoffs for the top 6 out of 10 teams.

7) Please do not sign up if your not going to keep up with your team.


Live Draft Pick Time: 1 Minute, 30 Seconds
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Can't Cut List Provider: None
Max Acquisitions for Entire Season: No maximum
Max Acquisitions per Week: No maximum
Max Trades for Entire Season: No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 2 days
Trade End Date: November 16, 2012
Allow Draft Pick Trades: No
Trade Review: League Votes
Waiver Time: 1 day
Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
Weekly Waivers Sunday - Tuesday
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Playoffs: Week 15, 16 and 17 (6 teams) Note: Week 17 runs 6 days from Dec 25 to Dec 30
Playoff Reseeding: No
Divisions: No
Lock Eliminated Teams: No
League Pickem: Yes
Roster Positions: QB, QB, WR, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, K, DEF, DB, DB, DL, DL, LB, LB, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN
Fractional Points: Yes
Negative Points: Yes

POINT SYSTEM

Offense

Passing Yards: 25 yards per point; 2 points at 300 yards; 3 points at 350 yards; 4 points at 400 yards
Passing Touchdowns: 4
Interceptions: -1
Rushing Yards: 10 yards per point; 2 points at 100 yards; 3 points at 150 yards; 4 points at 200 yards
Rushing Touchdowns: 6
Reception Yards: 10 yards per point; 2 points at 100 yards; 3 points at 150 yards; 4 points at 200 yards
Reception Touchdowns: 6
Return Yards: 10 yards per point; 2 points at 120 yards; 3 points at 170 yards; 4 points at 220 yards 0
Return Touchdowns: 7
2-Point Conversions: 2
Fumbles Lost: -2
Offensive Fumble Return TD: 6


Kickers

Field Goals 0-19 Yards: 3
Field Goals 20-29 Yards: 3
Field Goals 30-39 Yards: 4
Field Goals 40-49 Yards: 5
Field Goals 50+ Yards: 6
Point After Attempt Made: 1


Defense/Special Teams

Sack: 2
Interception: 3
Fumble Recovery: 2
Touchdown: 6
Safety: 2
Block Kick: 3
Return Yards: 25 yards per point
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns: 6
Points Allowed 0 points: 10
Points Allowed 1-6 points: 7
Points Allowed 7-13 points: 4
Points Allowed 14-20 points: 1
Points Allowed 21-27 points: 0
Points Allowed 28-34 points: -1
Points Allowed 35+ points: -4
Tackles for Loss: 1
Defensive Yards Allowed - Negative: 5
Defensive Yards Allowed 0-99: 3
Defensive Yards Allowed 100-199: 2
Defensive Yards Allowed 200-299: 1
Defensive Yards Allowed 300-399: 0
Defensive Yards Allowed 400-499: -2
Defensive Yards Allowed 500+: -3

Defensive Players

Tackle Solo: 1
Tackle Assist: 0.5
Sack: 2
Interception: 3
Fumble Force: 2
Fumble Recovery: 2
Defensive Touchdown: 6
Safety: 2
Pass Defended: 1
Block Kick: 3
Tackles for Loss: 1

As you can see very FEW changes were made this year. I will address each one below and my reasoning for them.

1) Defensive Yards Allowed 300-399: 0 points
Last year this stat was worth -1 points. I realize in this day and age of powerhouse offenses that allowing 300 offensive yards is fairly average. So I decided to eliminate the -1 point penalty for it.

2) Return Yard Bonuses (2 points @ 120 yards, 3 points @ 170 yards, 4 points @ 220 yards)
Last year the return yard bonuses were as follows 2 points @150 yards, 3 points @ 200 yards, and 4 points 250 yards.
I lowered them to make them a little more attainable. The dedicated return man (one who returns both punts and kickoffs) such as Brian Mitchell, Devin Hester, or Josh Cribbs seems to be a thing of the past. Many teams are using separate punt and kickoff returners. Also with the rule change of moving the kickoff closer has made it much more difficult to even get returnable kicks, especially early in the season. I checked a few games from last year and I couldn't find anyone who had over 200 combined return yards in a game. I'm sure there was one, but the point I am trying to make is I wanted these bonuses to be attainable yet I think they are still set high enough to be worthy of getting.

Regular season starts: September 4th!
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PM's with the invites sent. Hope there is still interest in this
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This is a fun league, I'm sure it will fill up again. I probably wont be able to make the draft this year since I'll be on vacation last week of August. First year since I started playing that I'll be autodrafting. :/
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This is a fun league, I'm sure it will fill up again. I probably wont be able to make the draft this year since I'll be on vacation last week of August. First year since I started playing that I'll be autodrafting. :/
I'm glad you enjoy it and good to have you aboard yet again this year! I hate you won't be able to participate in the live draft, but if you spend enough time with your pre draft rankings, you may still end up with a lot of the players you want.
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Still looking for 6 more teams! Griff? Drew? Konky?
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Still need 5 more teams and a few of the regulars informed me that they aren't going to join this year. So I'm looking to you guys to feel free to ask any of your friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. who would be interested in joining and WILL keep up with their team.
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I have 2-3 more people interested in joining the league, but will still need at least 2 more!

Also, don't forget to paypal me your $5 dues at Low98Ranger@yahoo.com. Thanks!
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Sorry, I'm gonna have to skip out this year. Can you adjust it to an 8 player league if you don't get enough people to do 10?
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Sorry, I'm gonna have to skip out this year. Can you adjust it to an 8 player league if you don't get enough people to do 10?

I guess I could, but would prefer not to. Already have 7 teams signed up and a possible 8th signing up tonight.
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Need 1 more team before our draft this coming Wednesday!! Anyone have someone in mind please get me their e-mail so I can send them an invite.

Also I have not received the $5 dues from many people. Please paypal me at Low98Ranger@yahoo.com. Thanks!
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i wish i saw this sooner, i just signed up for 2 leagues. there is no way i can do 3 this year!
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i wish i saw this sooner, i just signed up for 2 leagues. there is no way i can do 3 this year!

You sure? I wish you could join us this year! I have plenty of friends doing 3 and even 4 leagues this year. Ours is setup a little different then most (defensive players, 2 QBs, etc.) so it might add a little variety to your other leagues
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Finally got the last team. No more spots left!

Well, since this year only half of the league are members of MU forum, we risk having a champion of our own fantasy league that isn't even a member. Have to step our game up guys!
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You sure? I wish you could join us this year! I have plenty of friends doing 3 and even 4 leagues this year. Ours is setup a little different then most (defensive players, 2 QBs, etc.) so it might add a little variety to your other leagues
yeah... i can't do more than 2 leagues. maybe next year!
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